State of the city to be addressed next week
The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce will sponsor and host an important event for the business community, “The State of the City,” featuring Mayor Mark Smith, on Tuesday, April 22, at 8 a.m., at The Chandelier Restaurant, 1081 Broadway.
All chamber members and business leaders, along with members of the Bayonne business community, are invited to the breakfast.
Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.
Critically low blood supply; blood drive being held on Monday at 27th Street Fire House
In response to a critically low blood supply, a community blood drive will be held on Monday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the City Hall Fire House, 27th Street and Avenue C, city officials said.
The drive is sponsored by the Bayonne Fire Department. Area blood banks are short of all blood types, so all types are welcome in this drive. The Blood Center of New Jersey reminds Bayonne residents that someone needs blood every two seconds.
Health officials are asking first-time donors to bring signed or photo identification and to know their Social Security numbers. Repeat donors must provide signed identification. Any adult who is physically able is welcome to donate blood. Prospective donors who are 16 or 17 years old may donate blood if they can produce completed parental consent forms that are available from the Blood Center of New Jersey.
In order to prevent donors from being weak after giving blood, drive organizers are asking them to eat a meal and drink plenty of water one hour before they donate. Water will be available at the drive site. Health professionals will screen prospective donors before blood is drawn. There will be a free cholesterol check for all donors.
For those who have traveled recently outside the United States, and for those with any other eligibility questions, call the Blood Center of New Jersey at (973) 676-4700, ext. 132 or ext. 198, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Park Players offering ‘Nunsense A-Men’
“Nunsense A-Men,” the spring production of the Park Players, will be presented on April 25 and 27 and May 2 and 4 at 8 p.m. and April 26 and May 3 at 2 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 1576 Palisade Ave., Fort Lee.
“The comedy deals with the catastrophe that has befallen the Little Sisters of Hoboken. Fifty-two of them have died of botulism induced by Sr. Julia Child of God’s vichyssoise,” a spokesman said. “The Sisters’ fundraising efforts have been mildly successful, but they’ve only raised enough money to bury 48 of the dead. The remaining sisters are sitting in the convent freezer, and the New Jersey Board of Health is threatening to shut down the convent! So the sisters put on a benefit show to raise the cash to thaw and bury the remaining dead nuns.”
“It’s an enjoyable, hilarious, rollicking good time,” the spokesman said.
“Nunsense A-Men” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
Ticket prices are: $15, $13 (students/seniors), and $11 (groups of 10 or more). For reservations call (201) 941-6030.
Tickets can also be purchased by going to brownpapertickets.com.
Visit the group’s website at parkplayers.com.